Big BAM Day 3 Bonus: Discover Richland

Big BAM treats cyclists to unexpected and extraordinary treasures in towns and villages that ordinary travels may bypass for faster thoroughfares. Occasionally, a short detour can lead to a new-to-you charming burg that leaps to the top of your list of favorite fortuitous discoveries. Such is the case with Richland, Missouri which will certainly delight and surprise riders who tour Day 3’s official brunch stop. This modest hamlet, rich in history, arts, nature, entrepreneurship and sense of community will greet you like an old friend. Richland Chamber of Commerce and town merchants have banded together to craft these thoughtful and unique experiences for Big BAM adventure cyclists.

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By Carrie Turner, Richland Chamber of Commerce

Infused Water Station

At the junction of Hwy FF & 133, Richland Ambassadors will welcome you and provide a place to refill your water bottle. They will be providing a variety of infused water options and will share with you the many happenings in Richland.

The Burger Stand
101 West Pulaski Street
Richland
573-765-3028

“Best Lil Burger Stand in town!!! Love this place. Love the homemade chips and burgers are amazing.” -Teresa P.

Curly the Clown will welcome you into Richland at The Burger Stand. Locally owned and operated by Carrie Turner and her brother-in-law, Donnie Bolan for the past 10 years, they serve up hand-pattied burgers, fried pickle spears with their homemade Ranch, as well as the best Milkshakes in town. Become a kid again on their Bike Obstacle Course.

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The Burger Stand, Richland Missouri

H.E. Warren & Sons Department Store
Pine & McClurg
Richland
573-765-3381

At the corner of Pine & McClurg you will find one of the oldest family run stores in the country. The Warren Family has been providing Levi’s and fabric to the community of Richland since 1869. Stop by and take a selfie in their bicycle themed window.

Rockin’ Rooster Ridge
106 West McClurg
Richland
573-674-2134

“Cuteness abounds here!”- Bridget J.

Just down McClurg the Rick’s offer refurbished furniture and Dixie Belle Chalk Paint at Rockin’ Rooster Ridge. They have a working classroom available for groups to bring in their own creations and make them new again. They will have small projects available to be completed and will be able to ship them home for you.

Daugherty’s Pub & Grub
208 West McClurg Street
Richland
573-765-3203

“The best food around!! Sue and Jackie out do themselves. Come in as strangers, leave as friends. The atmosphere is awesome!! Reminds me of Cheers!!” -April R.

Richland native and recent Army retiree, Sue Daugherty has returned home to reopen the family Pub. You will find her sister Jackie cooking up the lunch specials. Stop in and experience their Bloody Mary Bar or grab a bite to eat.

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Daugherty’s Pub & Grub, Richland Missouri

Richland Library
111 West Camden Street
Richland
573-765-3642

The Richland Library located at 111 West Camden provides a cool place to sit back and relax. They have free Wi-Fi, computer access and are a phone charging station for Big BAM cyclists. Take a stroll through the community room and see the Alumni Association’s work to preserve the Richland Class pictures.

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Pulaski County Library Richland Branch, Richland Missouri

Market Basket Café & Florals
302 West Washington Avenue
Richland
573-765-0101

“I always love coming to the Market Basket. Everyone is so friendly and the food is delightful!” -Kelly T.

When the local flower shop shut down earlier this year, Barb Bolan decided to add fresh flowers to her business. A Richland native and owner of the Market Basket for more than 15 years, she specializes in home-style cooking. Her place is cozy, and you may just find a new friend before you leave.

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Market Basket Café & Florals, Richland Missouri

Shady Dell Park & Pool
L.G. Myers Drive
Richland

Take a break, cool off and relax with a dip in our Olympic size community pool. Or you can just grab a seat on one of the park benches along our quarter-mile walking trail. Mature trees and flowers set against the rock lined creek allows for a great spot to enjoy the scenery.

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Shady Dell Park, Richland Missouri

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (February 26-March 4, 2018)

This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (February 26-March 4, 2018)

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March 3- Pulaski County Farmers Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round farmers market.
Where: Farmers Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers Market (Bruce Main)- 573-842-9079
https://www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyMOFarmersMarket

Weekly (year-round) Farmers Market at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville

Weekly (year-round) Farmers Market at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville

March 3- RCW Richland Rumble
What: Live professional wrestling.
Where: Richland City Gym, 204 East Washington Avenue, Richland
When: Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Bell at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Floor Seats $12, Bleacher Seats $10. Advance & V.I.P. pricing available.
Contact: City of Richland- 573-765-4421
https://www.facebook.com/events/285330418644601

Ringside Championship Wrestling March 3

March 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House
What: Paranormal investigation of one of Waynesville’s oldest homes.
Where: Talbot House Antiques, 405 North Street, Waynesville
When: Investigation begins at dusk. Call for exact start time.
Cost: $20, reservations required.
Contact: Crocker’s Optimistic Paranormal Society (Dawnmarie Cecora)- 573-528-2149
https://www.facebook.com/events/407013259739135

Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House

Looking Ahead:

March 10, 17, 24, & 31- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
March 9 & 10- PFAA presents “Arsenic and Old Lace”, Waynesville

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March 10- Ham & Bean Dinner Show, Dixon
March 16 & 17- Outdoor Sportsman Show & BBQ Cook Off, Saint Robert
March 16, 17, & 18- PFAA presents “Arsenic and Old Lace”, Waynesville
March 23 & 24- PFAA presents “Arsenic and Old Lace”, Waynesville
March 24- Annual Taste of Pulaski County & Basket Auction, Saint Robert

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March 24- Easter Egg Hunt, Richland
April 7, 14, 21, & 28- Route 66 Courthouse Museum, Waynesville
April 7, 14, 21, & 28- Old Stagecoach Stop Museum, Waynesville
April 7- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
April 13 & 14- Sportsman’s Gun Show, Dixon
April 28- Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders Fun Day/Rendezvous & Trade Fair, Dixon
May 25 through May 28- 30th Annual Mid-America Freedom Rally, Buckhorn
June 1 through 3- Extremicon Volume 2, Saint Robert

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June 20 & 21- Big BAM on Route 66, Waynesville
June 27 through June 30- Tri-County Fair, Richland

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July 7- Independence Day Celebration, Richland
July 28 & 29- Old Settlers Day, Waynesville

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September 14 & 15- Cow Days Festival, Dixon

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September 15 & 16- Hunting, Fishing, & Outdoor Show, Saint Robert
September 21 through 23- River Bassin’ Open Championship, Waynesville

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October 13- Gearhead Bash, Richland
October 13- Route 66 Challenge, Saint Robert
October 27- Trail of Treats Spooktacular, Richland
November 11- Veterans’ Day Parade, Waynesville
December 8- Christmas Parade, Richland

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

Email your event information and flyer to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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Pulaski County USA- Experiences Required!

Experience Pulaski County’s 33 miles of Route 66! The legendary Main Street of America will lead you to:

• Ozark Mountain scenic wonders
• engineering marvels
• nostalgic roadhouses and diners
• chef-owned restaurants
• trophy trout streams & feisty smallmouth bass fishing
• countless acres of Mark Twain National Forest to explore
• canoeing and kayaking on the Big Piney & Gasconade rivers
• antique and boutique shopping
• museums and more!

Devils Elbow, long known for its rugged beauty and plentiful fishing, is an Instagram worthy destination. Don’t miss the Sugar Bowl bluff, Shelden’s Market & Post Office, the world-famous Elbow Inn, and the 1923 steel two-span through truss bridge. Nearby Hooker Cut was once the deepest cut ever made for road construction.

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1923 Route 66 Bridge, Devils Elbow

Saint Robert, established in 1951, celebrates its roots as the gateway to Fort Leonard Wood with several military monuments and memorials placed through-out the town. The City commissioned mural painter Bubba Sorenson to create a stunning, patriotic Freedom Rock on St. Robert Boulevard in 2017. Grab a take-out lunch from the retro 1950’s Route 66 Diner and picnic at George M. Reed Roadside Park. The park is one of only two remaining roadside parks on Route 66 in Missouri. It is also the future home of the Route 66 Neon Park. Looking for lodging? From branded nationwide hotels to mom and pop Route 66 motels to Airbnb rentals, Saint Robert has you and your family covered!

Images of Pulaski County, Missouri on May 30th and 31st, 2017.

Saint Robert, Missouri

The quirky and whimsical Frog Rock cheerfully greets you as you descend into Waynesville, the county seat. The charming town square hosts two museums- Old Stagecoach Stop and Route 66 Courthouse Museum. The Henry H. Hohenschild designed courthouse served Pulaski County citizens from 1903 until 1989. Both museums are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are open to the public (limited hours) April through September. Photographers and artists will be drawn to many buildings that line Route 66 in town. History buffs and nature lovers will want to tour Laughlin Park’s Trail of Tears Memorial and Roubidoux Spring. Driving an RV? Stay at the city’s Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park. Dining, shopping, and trophy trout fishing are all within walking distance of the campground!

Images of Pulaski County, Missouri on May 30th and 31st, 2017.

Old Stagecoach Stop, Waynesville

Route 66 isn’t the only timeless path through Pulaski County. Highway 133, designated in the 1930’s follows a military trail that was blazed during the Civil War. During 1869 the Southwest Pacific Railroad (later the Frisco Railroad) laid tracks along this route and Dixon, Crocker, and Richland were born. Today, these former boom towns are home to unique eats, historic architecture, Midwestern charm, and fun festivals.

Images of Pulaski County, Missouri on May 30th and 31st, 2017.

Courthouse Museum, Waynesville

Some people say that Pulaski County is always celebrating something. They’re right! Families love Old Settlers Day (July), Railroad Days (August), Cow Days (September), and county fairs in both Saint Robert and Richland in June. Numerous other festivals, events, performances, rodeos, and tournaments attract visitors from across the United States to Pulaski County each year.

July 28 & 29 Old Settlers Day

For Old Settlers Day information and details visit http://www.route66courthouse.com.

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Pulaski County, MO set to host 2018 River Bassin’ National Championship

To plan your Pulaski County experience request or download a free Visitors Guide at www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com.

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (New Year’s Edition: December 27, 2017-January 2, 2018)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (New Year’s Edition: December 27, 2017-January 2, 2018)

December 27 thru December 31- Richland’s City of Lights
What: A downtown holiday light experience.
Where: Richland’s downtown, Frisco Park, & Shady Dell Park
When: Nightly, 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 573-765-3028

November 25-December 31 City of Lights

December 27 thru January 2- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge
What: A must see for Route 66 roadies, photographers, and kids of all ages!
Where: Downtown Devils Elbow on Route 66
When: 4:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission. Donations for lights accepted at Pulaski County Tourism Bureau in Saint Robert.
Contact: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau– 573-336-6355
*NOTE: Bridge traffic is limited to passenger vehicles that weigh less than 3,000 pounds.

A taillight flare adds an extra zip to the festive lights on the Devils Elbow Bridge. Photo by Shawn Helgerson.

A taillight flare adds an extra zip to the festive lights on the Devils Elbow Bridge. Photo by Shawn Helgerson.

December 30- Pulaski County Farmers Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round farmers market.
Where: Farmers Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers Market (Bruce Main)- 573-842-9079

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Pulaski County USA Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center will be closed Monday, January 1st. We will resume normal office operations Tuesday, January 2nd. Visit us anytime, online at www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com. Happy New Year!

Looking Ahead:

January 3 through January 5- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge, Devils Elbow
January 6, 13, 20 & 27- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
January 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
January 13- Bluegrass at The Barn with Jimmie Allison & the Ozark Rounders, Dixon
January 20- Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off, Saint Robert
February 3, 10, 17, & 24- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
February 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
February 17- Bluegrass at The Barn with The Hunt Family Band, Dixon
February 24- Pulaski County Pageant, Waynesville

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (Christmas Edition: December 18-December 26, 2017)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (Christmas Edition: December 18-December 26, 2017)

December 18 thru December 26- Richland’s City of Lights
What: A downtown holiday light experience.
Where: Richland’s downtown, Frisco Park, & Shady Dell Park
When: Nightly, 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 573-765-3028

November 25-December 31 City of Lights

December 18 thru December 26- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge
What: A must see for Route 66 roadies, photographers, and kids of all ages!
Where: Downtown Devils Elbow on Route 66
When: 4:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission. Donations for lights accepted at Pulaski County Tourism Bureau in Saint Robert.
Contact: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau– 573-336-6355
*NOTE: Bridge traffic is limited to passenger vehicles that weigh less than 3,000 pounds.

A taillight flare adds an extra zip to the festive lights on the Devils Elbow Bridge. Photo by Shawn Helgerson.

A taillight flare adds an extra zip to the festive lights on the Devils Elbow Bridge. Photo by Shawn Helgerson.

December 23- Pulaski County Farmers Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round farmers market.
Where: Farmers Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers Market (Bruce Main)- 573-842-9079

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Pulaski County USA Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center will be closed Monday, December 25th and Tuesday December 26th. We will resume normal office operations Wednesday, December 27th. Visit us anytime, online at http://www.PulaskiCountyUSA.com. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Looking Ahead:

December 27 through December 31- City of Lights, Richland
December 27 through January 5- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge, Devils Elbow
December 30- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
January 6, 13, 20 & 27- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
January 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
January 13- Bluegrass at The Barn with Jimmie Allison & the Ozark Rounders, Dixon
January 20- Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off, Saint Robert
February 3, 10, 17, & 24- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
February 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
February 17- Bluegrass at The Barn with The Hunt Family Band, Dixon
February 24- Pulaski County Pageant, Waynesville

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (December 11-December 17, 2017)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (December 11-December 17, 2017)

December 11 thru December 17- Richland’s City of Lights
What: A downtown holiday light experience. Friday & Saturday night also include Village Market.
Where: Richland’s downtown, Frisco Park, & Shady Dell Park
When: Nightly, 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 573-765-3028

November 25-December 31 City of Lights

December 11 thru December 17- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge
What: A must see for Route 66 roadies, photographers, and kids of all ages!
Where: Downtown Devils Elbow on Route 66
When: 4:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission. Donations for lights accepted at Pulaski County Tourism Bureau in Saint Robert.
Contact: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau- 573-336-6355
*NOTE: Bridge traffic is limited to passenger vehicles that weigh less than 3,000 pounds.

December 15, 16, & 17- PFAA presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
What: Live theater
Where: Theatre on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Friday & Saturday curtain at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee curtain at 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $8, Children 12 & under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573-774-3050

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December 16- Pulaski County Farmers Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round farmers market.
Where: Farmers Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers Market (Bruce Main)- 573-842-9079

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Looking Ahead:

December 18 through December 31- City of Lights, Richland
December 18 through January 5- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge, Devils Elbow
December 23 & 30- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
January 6, 13, 20 & 27- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
January 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
January 13- Bluegrass at The Barn with Jimmie Allison & the Ozark Rounders, Dixon
January 20- Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off, Saint Robert
February 3, 10, 17, & 24- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
February 3- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
February 17- Bluegrass at The Barn with The Hunt Family Band, Dixon

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (December 4-December 10, 2017)

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This Week Around Pulaski County USA! (December 4-December 10, 2017)

December 4 thru December 10- Richland’s City of Lights
What: A downtown holiday light experience. Friday & Saturday night also include Village Market.
Where: Richland’s downtown, Frisco Park, & Shady Dell Park
When: Nightly, 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 573-765-3028

November 25-December 31 City of Lights

December 4 thru December 10- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge
What: A must see for Route 66 roadies, photographers, and kids of all ages!
Where: Downtown Devils Elbow on Route 66
When: 4:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission. Donations for lights accepted at Pulaski County Tourism Bureau in Saint Robert.
Contact: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau– 573-336-6355
*NOTE: Bridge traffic is limited to passenger vehicles that weigh less than 3,000 pounds.

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December 7- Christmas on the Square
What: Christmas street festival
Where: on the Square, Waynesville
When: 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Waynesville Downtown Business Association (Pam Seda)- 573-774-6910

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December 8 & 9- Journey to Bethlehem
What: Old Bethlehem comes to life with over 100 different characters and animals during this live nativity.
Where: Crocker Christian Church, 16200 Missouri 17, Crocker
When: 5:00 until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Crocker Christian Church– 573-736-5121
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December 8, 9, & 10- PFAA presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
What: Live theater
Where: Theatre on the Square, 312 Historic 66 East, Waynesville
When: Friday & Saturday curtain at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee curtain at 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults $8, Children 12 & under $5
Contact: Pulaski Fine Arts Association (Rhea Anne Mathews)- 573-774-3050

December 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 PFAA

December 9- Pulaski County Farmers Market
What: Mid-Missouri’s friendliest year-round farmers market.
Where: Farmers Market Pavilion at Roubidoux Spring Campground & RV Park, Waynesville
When: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Contact: Pulaski County Farmers Market (Bruce Main)- 573-842-9079

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December 9- Richland Christmas Parade
What: Christmas parade
Where: Richland
When: Parade steps off at 11:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Richland Chamber of Commerce (Sara Cassidy)- 573-765-3028

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Looking Ahead:

Through December 31- City of Lights, Richland
Through January 5- Christmas Lights at Devils Elbow Bridge, Devils Elbow
December 15, 16, & 17- PFAA presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, Waynesville
December 16, 23, & 30- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
January 6- Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Talbot House, Waynesville
January 6, 13, 20, & 27- Pulaski County Farmers Market, Waynesville
January 13- Bluegrass at the Barn presents Jimmy Allison & The Ozark Rounders, Dixon
January 20- Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off, Saint Robert

For more event listings in Pulaski County USA please visit our online calendar at: http://tinyurl.com/PulaskiCountyUSAEvents or www.facebook.com/PulaskiCountyUSA

Send your Pulaski County event listings and flyers to laurah@pulaskicountyusa.com

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